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  • 2 years ago
    Current Event Virginia

    First Democratic Debate Tackles Big Money in Politics Issue

    Last night for the first 2015 Democratic Debate, there was much talk of big money's influence in our political system. In their opening remarks, both Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Jim Webb of Virginia spoke on this issue right out of the gate. First, Webb said, "People are disgusted with the way that money has corrupted our political process, intimidating incumbents and empowering Wall Street every day, the turnstile government that we see, and also the power of the financial sect...

  • 3 years ago
    Unspecified Virginia

    How Congress Double-Crossed Taxpayers and Created a Corrupt Private Prison Empire

    The Mount Everest revenue growth in the private-prison industry unequivocally represents everything that's wrong with our pay-to-play government.

  • 3 years ago
    Unspecified Virginia

    How The Man Behind Ben & Jerry's Is Fighting Against Money In Politics

    Ben Cohen wants to get money out of politics.

  • 3 years ago
    Unspecified Virginia

    Gyrocopter-Flying Activist Doug Hughes Joins Stamp Stampede

    Doug Hughes, the campaign finance reformer who made headlines in April when he brilliantly landed a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn in order to draw attention to big money in politics, kindly sent us a photo of him with stamped money. He told us over the phone: "My stunt was only a stunt. I’m only getting started in getting my message out to support the overall movement across the board," adding, "Convincing people that there’s a problem isn’t hard, it’s convincing people...

  • 3 years ago
    Level Up Virginia

    Level 7

    Virginia is now level 7 with 22,005 XP.

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    • Following bonus The maximum amount of users you can follow has been raised by 20 to a total of 160.
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  • 3 years ago
    Achievement Virginia

    Good Image

    Reached a reputation rating of 67%. Congratulations Virginia on this achievement!

    +1880 XP
  • 3 years ago
    Current Event Virginia

    Ben & Jerry's co-creator works to get money out of politics

    PORTSMOUTH — The co-creator of one of the country's most popular ice cream brands is trying to stamp out financial corruption in politics — one dollar bill at a time.

  • 3 years ago
    Achievement Virginia

    Media Mogul

    Published 2/2 current event snaps! Congratulations Virginia on this achievement!

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  • 3 years ago
    Current Event Virginia

    Bob Menendez Corruption Case Reads Like An Indictment Of Citizens United Ruling, Too

    WASHINGTON -- The indictment of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on public corruption charges is the first bribery case involving the use of corporate political spending to support a candidate since the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision a...

  • 3 years ago
    Level Up Virginia

    Level 6

    Virginia is now level 6 with 17,130 XP.

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    • Custom banner You now have the ability to upload your own custom banner for any of your tribes.
    • Tribe membership The maximum amount of tribes you can join has been raised by 5 to a total of 65.
    • Save credits The maximum amount of save credits you can store has been raised by 2 to a total of 22.
  • 3 years ago
    Achievement Virginia

    Rock Star

    Followed by 10/10 members! Congratulations Virginia on this achievement!

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  • 3 years ago
    Current Event Virginia

    President should act to make campaign financing transparent

    A majority of the American people believe their elected officials are in the pocket of big donors.

  • 3 years ago
    Level Up Virginia

    Level 5

    Virginia is now level 5 with 12,830 XP.

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    • Image submission The maximum amount of images you can submit to a unique social gallery has been raised by 1 to a total of 6.
    • Custom banner You now have the ability to upload your own custom profile banner.
    • Following bonus The maximum amount of users you can follow has been raised by 20 to a total of 140.
  • 3 years ago
    Achievement Virginia

    Eagle Eye

    Following 50/50 members! Congratulations Virginia on this achievement!

    +3725 XP
  • 3 years ago
    Unspecified Virginia

    ALEC Tries to Silence Critics, Threatens Legal Action Against Common Cause

    Facing unprecedented public scrutiny and a parade of desertions by some of the nation’s largest corporations, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is threatening potential legal action in an attempt to silence one of its critics – Common Cause.

  • 3 years ago
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    Our co-founder Ben Cohen on Citizens United

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  • 3 years ago
    Unspecified Virginia

    Our co-founder Ben Cohen on Citizens United

    Some people say that a Constitutional amendment is impossible, but nearly every generation has amended the Constitution to protect and expand our democracy. This is our generation’s fight to win.

  • 3 years ago
    Unspecified Virginia

    Is Big Money Being Used to Bully Judges?

    When corporations with a private agenda can selectively barrage our airwaves with attack ads, they can shape the national conversation, destroy reputations or curry favor with politicians. They can even influence our judiciary system....

  • 3 years ago
    Achievement Virginia

    Eagle Eye

    Following 20/20 members! Congratulations Virginia on this achievement!

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  • 3 years ago
    Level Up Virginia

    Level 4

    Virginia is now level 4 with 6,060 XP.

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    • Snapzine The maximum amount of snapzine editions you can create has been raised by 1 to a total of 6.
  • 3 years ago
    Comment Virginia

    Disgusting.

  • 3 years ago
    Unspecified Virginia

    Why I Ditched My Credit Cards for Cash

    Corporate greed and power has overtaken our political system. Recent Supreme Court rulings chose to empower rich donors over voters....